Wow. I'm as close to an Olympus fan-boy as you can get, and this just doesn't work for me.It's way cute, of course, and the EVF answers my objection to the whole PEN line, but a big intrusive dial on the front for the color modes that I never use? Nope. I'd be tempted to just pry it off and throw it away.
And the same price as (for instance) a Nikon D7200? Or any number of bigger faster, more flexible cameras? Nope again.
For, maybe, $800 I'd be considering it, despite the silly dial. For $1200 I can control my GAS until they start to show up used on ebay.
caglistro: Updater worked fine and update 1.3 installed OK. The biggest problem is the updater software, why not a better display to show update progress? I wonder how many updates fail as user thinks the software has "frozen" and disconnects.
Yep. 1.4 installed fine for me, but the twirling circle graphic went on for almost half an hour with no indication of whether it was working or not. Probably a problem with my internet connection, but I was beginning to get concerning about whether I had bricked my camera.Actually, I'd like to see them do it like other manufacturers do, loading the firmware on a card and letting the camera do it.
"However the concept [motorized zoom] failed to gain widespread acceptance amongst enthusiast photographers, mainly because motorized zoom controls have historically been unable to match the speed, directness, and precision of composition offered by conventional mechanical zoom controls."
So this is another piece of equipment with video inspired features that are inappropriate and inconvenient for still photographers.
Are the camcorder companies (actually the camcorder divisions of the same companies) just rolling over and allowing the video business to be stolen by these weird hybrids? Aren't there any high performance dedicated video cameras that don't cost $20,000?
I can see the future now: eventually still cameras will be so crapped up with video junk that the manufacturers will introduce "video-free" versions at a higher price.
Maybe the 75/1.8 will cause a drop in the fleabay price of the old (but very good) Olympus Pen 60/1.5.(Another lens that I "need" really badly, but can't afford.)
Is that a K5 in the comparison picture? If so, the K01 is smaller by just the size of the pentaprism and the handgrip, both of which I'd rather have.
I don't see the advantage, and I'm not interested.
Plus, while I don't generally buy cameras based on their appearance, this one is so toy-like I'd be embarrassed to be seen with it. (Matter of taste, of course.)
The 31mm f1.8 is a full frame (film) lens isn't it?It IS a little odd that all of the manufacturers of APS format slrs sell 50mm lenses and treat 35-ish lenses, which are really "normal" for that format, like red-headed step children.How about an purpose designed APS sized 33mm f1.4 that isn't the size of a bazooka?
(This is a criticism of ALL the companies, not just Pentax.)